Albert Samaha

New York City

Investigative reporter focused on accountability in the sports world

Education: University of San Diego, BA in communication studies; Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MS in journalism

Albert Samaha is a sports investigative reporter at The Washington Post and author of two books. His latest book, "Concepcion: Conquest, Colonialism, and an Immigrant Family’s Fate," was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. His first book, "Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City," was winner of the New York Society Library’s 2018 Hornblower Award, a finalist for the 2019 PEN/ESPN Literary Sports Writing Award, and adapted into the Netflix docuseries "We Are: The Brooklyn Saints." He is a 2023 New America National Fe
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